Rachel Alice Howard Dunham, 100, of Campbellsville, KY, daughter of the late Earle Alfred Howard and Lettie Belle Agan Howard, was born August 26, 1918 in White Creek, New York. She died at 11:15 A.M., Monday, February 4, 2019 in Campbellsville.
She professed faith in Christ and was an active member of Bethel First Presbyterian Church.
She united in marriage to Roy Lawrence Dunham June 9, 1938 and he preceded her in death on September 2, 1985.
In her honor, Mayor Tony Young proclaimed August 26, 2018 as “Mrs. Rachel Dunham Day”. She had served as a volunteer for over 50 years, serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader, a volunteer for blood drives, community concerts, low income energy assistance, transportation for the Aged, Metzmeier Nursing Home and a member of the Taylor Regional Hospital Auxiliary for over forty years. She was known as a Christ-centered, caring and contributing ray of sunshine in our community and was especially proud of having five generations of her family.
SURVIVORS: 2 sons and 2 daughters: Gerald Roy Dunham & wife Jane Christie Dunham of Cornelia, Georgia; Irving Earl Dunham & wife Connie Harris Dunham of Meridianville, Alabama; Sylvia Dunham Pike & husband Carrick (Rick) Pike of Franklin, KY; Laura Dunham Berry & husband Ronnie Berry of Elizabethtown, KY; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews and special friends
She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Paul Irving Dunham and Howard Arthur Dunham and wife, Betty Pruitt Dunham and 1 brother and 4 sisters: Agan Howard, Margaret Perry, Flora Perry, Elizabeth Newell and Marietta Snedaker.
VISITATION: 5:00-8:00 P.M., Friday, February 15, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home and from 1:00-2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Bethel First Presbyterian Church by Rev. Jim Murphy
PRIVATE BURIAL: Bethel Cemetery
HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Rev. J. Alvin & Peggy Hardy, Paul & Joan Johnson, Carole Whitley
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO THE TAYLOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY, BETHEL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OR THE CHARITY OF ONE’S CHOICE AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME.